Seattle Kraken vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 10/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (-118) Blackhawks (+100)
The Chicago Blackhawks will try to defeat the Seattle Kraken at United Center on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Kraken at -118 while the Blackhawks are sitting at +100. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Seattle Kraken will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 win over the Avalanche their last time out. Seattle recorded 9 minutes in the box in this game. The Kraken had an average offensive output in the victory. They also had 5 power play tries and notched 1 goal. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 38 shots they attempted.
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While playing at even strength, the Kraken have conceded 15 goals while getting 10 when they are on offense. Seattle Kraken opponents have tallied 22 power play opportunities (5th in the NHL) and have tallied 7 goals in those chances. Concerning their scoring, the Seattle Kraken have earned 17 goals (7th in the league) over the course of the season and have conceded 22. Seattle has attempted 199 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.5%. For the season, they have scored 6 points and their points percentage is .500. The Kraken have had 166 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .867. Seattle has accumulated 24 power play chances and they have scored 7 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 29.17%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Philipp Grubauer. For his professional hockey career, Grubauer has accounted for 131 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .537. He has a save percentage of .913 in his 15,020 minutes on the ice. Grubauer has seen 7,310 shots against him and has garnered 6,677 total saves. The opposition has notched 633 goals against Grubauer in his career and his goals against average is 2.53. He has compiled a win-loss record of 127-93-27 and he has started in 244 games. Grubauer has been in goal for 273 games throughout his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Chicago played the Red Wings in a matchup where the Blackhawks notched a victory by a tally of 4-3. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Blackhawks netted 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking.
For the season, the Chicago Blackhawks have accounted for 11 goals, 4 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 11 goals to be scored by way of 6 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blackhawks have scored 9 goals at even strength and 2 goals (23rd in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 10 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.00%. Chicago has taken 98 shots (30th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 11.22%, while allowing their opponents 126 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 70.59% on their opponents 17 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.3%.
Across the rink you are going to see Petr Mrazek in net. Mrazek has accumulated a career mark of 141-103-31 and has been in net for 298 games. Mrazek's quality start rate comes out to 50.6% and he has accumulated 137 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has compiled 7,343 saves out of the 8,079 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .909. His opposition is averaging 2.65 goals per contest and he has surrendered 736 goals altogether. He has started in 271 contests and has been on the ice for 16,650 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+100)
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